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Pure Mathematics, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #1221 (BCR) , IL,
Deepen your understanding of classic theorems and structures, on your own schedule. The master’s in Pure Mathematics from DePaul University is one of the few evening programs of its type offered in the Chicago area.


Focus your research in areas such as:

  • Algebra (Representation theory, Lie theory, Hopf algebras and quantum groups)
  • Analysis (Harmonic, Fourier and functional analysis; Operator algebras; Spectral geometry)
  • Combinatorics
  • Dynamical systems
  • Number theory
  • Probability theory

The Pure Mathematics program from DePaul University is intended for students who will pursue a PhD in Mathematics or a closely related field, or those who wish to teach mathematics at the community college level. It can be completed in two years by taking two classes per quarter (with the option of summer quarter), or in one year (with the option of summer quarter) by taking three classes per quarter. Classes are offered in the evening on the Lincoln Park Campus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Linear Algebra
  • Fields And Galois Theory
  • Rings And Modules
  • Topology
  • Measure Theory
  • Functional Analysis
  • Complex Analysis
  • Elective Classes
  • Probability And Statistics
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Numerical Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Master's program in Pure Mathematics, applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university. For full admission, applicants must have already completed the following undergraduate-level coursework:

  • Two semesters (or three quarters) of single-variable calculus
  • One semester (or two quarters) of multivariable calculus
  • A course in logic and proofs
  • A course in linear algebra
  • One semester (or two quarters) of abstract algebra 
  • One semester (or two quarters) of real analysis 
Submit an online application and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    735 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 735 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    735 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 735 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    735 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 735 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
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